The Orion Syndicate (#12)

Discussion in '2020 Deer Contest' started by tynimiller, Aug 31, 2020.

  1. ash d

    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I can get 1 more doe during archery but it closes this Friday. I did pass on a smaller 1 last Sunday and have not been out since. Might hunt Friday morning but I need to make sure my guns are sighted in for Saturday. This will be my daughters 1st full season so I need to get her on some deer. She missed one during youth season last year. The weather looks a little warm for the weekend but that should help keep her out there longer.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    We literally have 5 team members that have already down two deer and it is mid-November. Crazy...

    ...and yes I realize it should be 6 if I'd just filmed the recovery or snapped photos. I'm gonna get another deer down with a bow, even if it means hunting bitter colds which I hate with a bow.
     
  3. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Dang you guys are tearing it up this year... Congrats!

    Any of you know what the top team score ever has was?
     
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  4. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    I vaguely remember a 1,400 once but not sure. Teams haven't always had the same number either. I may check out some of the old contests.
     
  5. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Quick check proved me way wrong. 17' and 18' were high years...but again I don't remember what the number of people per team were - maybe higher?

    2014 - 1196 (year I won lol)
    2015 - 1023
    2016 - 1283
    2017 - 1701
    2018 - 1498
    2019 - 1083
     
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  6. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    2017 there was 12 per team.

    Appears quickly 11 has been norm.
     
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  7. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    1701 is a crazy number!
     
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  8. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Right! Pretty much I've always thought break 1,000 you'll be close, break 1200 you got a serious chance at top - however this year many teams are putting down a lot of year. Been a good year across the board for the contest.
     
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    Brett Smith Weekend Warrior

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    Trying to hunt tomorrow after work.
    Headed out west for rifle season Friday - Sunday.
    Back to Iowa after Turkey day...gotta get antlers on the board
     
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    MIHOYT89 Weekend Warrior

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    S.McArthur Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Fellas, I'm so stinking close to tagging the big fella on the property, 70 yards this time but still cannot get him to commit to a doe/buck grunt or wheeze; but the end of November hopefully I can widdle that down to 30 yards and get an arrow into him. The doe are hiding somewhere, I have not seen a doe for about two weeks, I also haven't really hunted any mornings due to schedules and time, I should be out Saturday & Sunday morning hunting the top side where there is a bedding area.
    I'm still at it!
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Good luck Brett! I still got faith you and Fletch are gonna represent Iowa with some bone before this whole season wraps up!
     
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    Ha!! How about I promise you a doe within the week. The buck may be a different story, but I can tell you that my standards are lower this year. That is probably a really good thing for the team. Most years I pass bucks that would make you all want to string me up. But this year, anything that has a little age to it is going to get the arrow regardless of the score. I can always get another buck tag and hold out for a giant if I get lucky soon. Right now, I am planning on a hunt tomorrow and to spend most of the weekend in the woods. The timing for buck movement should be good. I will do all I can!
     
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    Ha! Tell me something I don't already know! :lol:
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    LOL you just keep staying healthy brother and we let the hunting chips fall where they may!
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Also I've never wanted to string you up....tie you up and claim your identity to hunt your properties - I cannot say that never crossed my mind LOL
     
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    This joker walked past one of my stands yesterday morning while I was at work. But, the wind was blowing crazy and from the wrong direction anyway. I normally do not shoot 8 pointers, but I guess I could take one "for the team". :evilgrin: I think he is over 150 as a clean 8. Nice mature deer.
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  19. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    LOL I hate that I love you @fletch920 ! 8's don't usually go that big, awesome frame!!!
     
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    Go ahead and take that one for the team. It’ll do nicely. :tu:
     
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